Windows 7/8.1 Preview Rollup Updates (Feb. 19, 2019)

Windows Update[German]On February 19, 2019, Microsoft released a Preview Rollup Update KB4486565 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. At the same time a Preview Rollup Update KB4487016 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 was released.


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Preview Rollup Updates are optional, quasi for testing, their content will be released on the following regular patchday.

Updates for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

A preview rollup update has been released for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The update history for Windows 7 can be found on this Microsoft page.

KB4486565 (Preview Monthly Rollup) Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

Update KB4486565 (Preview Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) contains improvements and bug fixes to be rolled out next month. The update addresses the following:

  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Adds support for the SignerSignEx2 API to allow Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 to sign files using this API.
  • Addresses an issue that can overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese era with a newer update. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese era. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to display the correct Japanese era name in Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character as the abbreviation for the Japanese era name. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause virtual machines (VM) to fail to restore successfully if the VM has been saved and restored once before. The error message is, “Failed to restore the virtual machine state: Cannot restore this virtual machine because the saved state data cannot be read. Delete the saved state data and then try to start the virtual machine. (0xC0370027).” This affects AMD Bulldozer Family 15h, AMD Jaguar Family 16h, and AMD Puma Family 16h (second generation) microarchitectures.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

The update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. It can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft strongly recommends that you install the latest Service Stack Update (SSU) KB3177467 before installing the latest rollup. With Windows Update, the SSU is automatically offered before the installation. Since this is a preview rollup, I would hide KB4467108.

The preview rollup update addresses the Microsoft Jet database error and a bug in VMs. But there are two known issues:


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Symptom Workaround
After installing this update, the Event Viewer may not show some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC). Currently, there is no workaround for this issue.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available in March 2019.

After installing this update, Internet Explorer 11 may have authentication issues. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons. Symptoms reported by customers include, but may not be limited to:

  • Cache size and location show zero or empty
  • Keyboard shortcuts may not work properly.
  • Webpages may intermittently fail to load or render correctly./li>
  • Issues with credential prompts.
  • Issues when downloading files.
Create unique user accounts so that two people don’t share the same user account when logging on to a Windows Server machine. Additionally, disable multiple RDP sessions for a single user account for a specific Windows Server.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Updates for Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

A preview rollup update has been released for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update history for Windows 8.1 can be found on this website.

KB4487016 (Preview Monthly Rollup) Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2

Update KB4487016 is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as Preview of Monthly Rollup. This is not a security update. The preview rollup addresses the following items:

  • Updates time zone information for Chile.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses reliability issues for the Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS) during live migration.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a server to stop working when handling a compound client request that includes a rename.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error at Stop 24 on a virtual Remote Desktop Services (RDS) server.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the clock and the calendar flyout to ignore user settings for Japanese Era date and time formats. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that can overwrite gan-nen support behavior for the Japanese Era with a newer update. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Enables the 元年 character for the first year in the Japanese Era. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to display the correct Japanese Era name in Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character as the abbreviation for the Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.
  • Enables users to review location settings.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause virtual machines (VM) to fail to restore successfully if the VM has been saved and restored once before. The error message is, “Failed to restore the virtual machine state: Cannot restore this virtual machine because the saved state data cannot be read. Delete the saved state data and then try to start the virtual machine. (0xC0370027).” This affects AMD Bulldozer Family 15h, AMD Jaguar Family 16h, and AMD Puma Family 16h (second generation) microarchitectures.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Internet Explorer from loading images that have a backslash (\) in their relative source path.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 95 file format to randomly stop working.

Microsoft tries again to patch the Japanese calendar (Microsoft has been working on it since Nov. 2018). The update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update. It can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. But IE 11 has the following known problem with user authentication::

After installing this update, Internet Explorer 11 may have authentication issues. This occurs when two or more people use the same user account for multiple, concurrent login sessions on the same Windows Server machine, including Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Terminal Server logons. Symptoms reported by customers include, but may not be limited to:

  • Cache size and location show zero or empty
  • Keyboard shortcuts may not work properly.
  • Webpages may intermittently fail to load or render correctly./li>
  • Issues with credential prompts.
  • Issues when downloading files.
Create unique user accounts so that two people don’t share the same user account when logging on to a Windows Server machine. Additionally, disable multiple RDP sessions for a single user account for a specific Windows Server.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Since this is a preview rollup, I would hide KB4467108. The only interesting thing for some affected users might be Microsoft’s attempt to fix the broken Microsoft Jet database engine and the problems with virtual machines.

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